Riverside Police Department

Police Cadets

The Riverside Police Department is looking for highly motivated individuals whose desire is to become community orientated problem solvers. All police employees are held to the highest standards of professional conduct, which is essential to maintaining the trust of the community they serve. Opportunities are available for qualified individuals capable of meeting the demands and standards of an exciting career in law enforcement.   

There are several employment opportunities within the Riverside Police Department.  Current job openings can be found on the City of Riverside Human Resources website located at http://cityjobs.riversideca.gov/hr/.   Only those positions that are currently open will be located under the heading Current Job Openings.

Police Cadet

Under close general supervision, Police Cadets perform routine clerical and para-technical work associated with the various functions of the Police Department. This is a work training program for college students interested in a law enforcement career. Cadets may remain in the program until age 23 or until completion of their Bachelor's degree with Departmental approval.


  • Minimum of 18 years of age with a maximum age of 23.

  • High school graduation or satisfactory equivalent and enrollment in a minimum of six (6) semester units in an accredited college or university with major coursework in Police Science, Administration of Justice or a closely related field.

  • Must maintain a minimum ā€œCā€ or better average in the minimum (6) semester units

  • Must possess at the time of appointment a valid California Drivers License appropriate for the position. 

If you meet the highest standards which are essential to the Riverside Police Department and are ready for an exciting career apply at (http://cityjobs.riversideca.gov/hr/).


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